Making Plans

I hadn’t realized how much is involved in planning the infrastructure of a homestead. The desire for a simple chicken coop and raised bed garden leads to questions about the best placement on the property for these areas. Where should they be in relation to each other? And to future outbuilding plans? Which fencing will be the best in keeping out rabbits and dogs? The lack of water leads to discussion on the best layout for new water lines to be trenched and this becomes the first priority.

The coop order is on hold while my chickens are feathering out at a friend’s place. Tractor work needs to be hired to trench lines now and what about electricity to the coop while the tractor work is being done?  I can hear old negative thoughts creeping in, telling me I’ve bitten off more than I can chew and I really don’t know what I’m doing and how young do I think I am anyway? Fear based thoughts create indecision and I have sat on the fence long enough.  It’s time to see the vision again and tell myself new thoughts – frequently. I know to make a real change in positive thinking and create a new mindset; the new thoughts need to greatly outnumber the negative.  So this is my intention, to put forth the positive thoughts every hour or so and then watch the changes happen to clear the way for ground breaking this property.

“This means that what man images, sooner or later externalizes in his affairs.”  Florence Scovel Shinn